Thursday, September 29, 2016

#tbt: Big Toddle Costumes


Throw back Thursday: taking a look at stuff I've made in the past.



When the boys were tiny, we took part in the 'Big Toddle', which is a under 5's walk to raise money for Barnado's. The year we did it was animal themed so I made them jumpsuits, which they loved to actual pieces.

The animals tey chose perfectly suited them; Bean was only two years old and used to roar a lot, Ed loved his spotty, jumpy frog.


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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Wreck it Wednesday: More ways to Wreck - Make Something Beautiful from Something Broken

Wreck it Wednesday: a page from one of my journals.

From my more ways to wreck list. 

I snapped up an old CD & made a mosaic. 
 
 
About 'Wreck This Journal' by Keri Smith
(Description from Amazon)
It is book for those who've always wanted to draw outside the lines but were afraid to do it. For anyone who's ever wished to, but had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook comes Wreck This Journal, an illustrated book featuring a subversive collection of suggestions, asking readers to muster up their best mistake - and mess-making abilities to fill the pages of the book (and destroy them).
Through a series of creatively and quirkily illustrated prompts, acclaimed artist Keri Smith encourages journalers to engage in "destructive" acts - poking holes through pages, adding photos and defacing them, painting with coffee, colouring outside the lines, and more - in order to experience the true creative process. With Keri Smith's unique sensibility, readers are introduced to a new way of art and journal making, discovering novel ways to escape the fear of the blank page and fully engage in the creative process.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Friday Inspiration: Multimedia Photo

Friday Inspiration: a picture of anything that makes me want to get creative.


I always love multimedia but I particularly love the sort of ethereal look this has, like the glitter has produced some kind of ghost running through the flowers.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

#tbt: HB's Dress

Throw back Thursday: taking a look at stuff I've made in the past.




I had completely forgotten about this and came across this photo by accident.
I then had to ransack my computer files to find these...



Sorry about the quality, it was pre-iPhone.



My little sister had asked me to make her a dress for her Brother-in-Law-to-be's wedding (it was before she married her now husband), so I made this.
It was a bit of a nightmare because personally I find making a dress to fit long distance really difficult with only had a few fitting days but I loved making this dress, the bead work in particular. I'm not 100% certain it fitted as well as she would like, but in all the photos I've seen, she looked incredible.



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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wreck it Wednesday: More Ways to Wreck - Coloured squares

Wreck it Wednesday: a page from one of my journals.

For this page, I drew a grid and then let the roll of a dice decide what colour I painted each square. I then outlined the consequences to create a sort of Modrian inspired page.

 
About 'Wreck This Journal' by Keri Smith
(Description from Amazon)
It is book for those who've always wanted to draw outside the lines but were afraid to do it. For anyone who's ever wished to, but had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook comes Wreck This Journal, an illustrated book featuring a subversive collection of suggestions, asking readers to muster up their best mistake - and mess-making abilities to fill the pages of the book (and destroy them).
Through a series of creatively and quirkily illustrated prompts, acclaimed artist Keri Smith encourages journalers to engage in "destructive" acts - poking holes through pages, adding photos and defacing them, painting with coffee, colouring outside the lines, and more - in order to experience the true creative process. With Keri Smith's unique sensibility, readers are introduced to a new way of art and journal making, discovering novel ways to escape the fear of the blank page and fully engage in the creative process.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday Inspiration: Crochet Cactus

Friday Inspiration: a picture of anything that makes me want to get creative.


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Thursday, September 15, 2016

#tbt: Carrot Cake (sort of)

Throw back Thursday: taking a look at stuff I've made in the past.



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